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There are 7 ways to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Basel  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale Ec

111€ - 232€

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Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Freiburg to Milan, Milan N11

23€ - 28€

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Train  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Chiasso Ec
  2. Take the train from Chiasso to Milano Porta Garibaldi S11

38€ - 52€

Train via Como  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Como S. Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Porta Garibaldi S11

94€ - 207€

Drive  •  4h 17m

  1. Drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan 406.8 km

50€ - 75€

Train, train to Zurich, fly  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Linate (LIN) ZRH - LIN

98€ - 328€

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5h 54m

  1. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN

99€ - 251€

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The cheapest way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan is to bus which costs 22€ - 28€ and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan. However, there are services departing from Freiburg and arriving at conciliazione m1 via lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan. However, there are services departing from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf and arriving at Milano Centrale via Basel Sbb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 58m.

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The distance between Freiburg im Breisgau and Milan is 299 km. The road distance is 406.8 km.

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The best way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan without a car is to train via Basel which takes 5h 58m and costs 110€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 5h 58m to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan, including transfers.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Freiburg station.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan is to train via Basel which takes 5h 58m and costs 110€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 22€ - 28€ and takes 7h 15m.

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  • Distance: 299.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 58m

What companies run services between Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany and Milan, Italy?

You can take a train from Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan via Basel Sbb in around 5h 58m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Freiburg to Milan, Milan 3 times a day. Tickets cost 21€ - 26€ and the journey takes 6h 50m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 410€
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 440€
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 440€
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 270€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 390€
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 420€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 180€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 26€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 25€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 15€
1st Class
18€ - 25€
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 25€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 180€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
80€ - 150€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Chiasso to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenord
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Freiburg to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
DB Regio AG Baden-Württemberg
Schedules at
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Freiburg to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Linate Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan, Milan station.

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Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan is 407 km. It takes approximately 4h 17m to drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Milan.

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